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RandomFiddler

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August 3, 2022 - 9:30 am
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Hello, everyone :)

I am a violinist, just like you.

Also, I am male and fairly young (I think).

I look forward to fruitful and rewarding discussions with you all (such as whether or not to ShOulDEr ReST).

:)

So, yeah. 

Let's talk when we're not too busy practising.

 

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August 3, 2022 - 10:09 am
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Welcome to the forum, RandomFiddler. Great to have you here. 

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RandomFiddler said I look forward to fruitful and rewarding discussions with you all (such as whether or not to ShOulDEr ReST). 

It's all about the combination of shoulder- and chinrest. Finding the best one for you will take you 10 or 20 years and lots of money. snake1

Andrew

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I'll have you know that I do not, cannot, and will not use the device you call a shoulder rest. It would interrupt the communion between the fiddle and my body, which is simply unacceptable.

 

I don't judge those of you who do use shoulder rests, though. 

 

I hope that someday resters and non-resters will be able to live in peace and harmony.

 

Sincerely,

RandomFiddler

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Welcome! While I use one of those shoulder rest things, I don’t like chin rests for the most part. I have tiny vintage ones on my antique fiddles, but my main modern fiddle goes without, I like the connection and freedom to ring it gives the fiddle cool

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@RandomFiddler -

https://cdn.dribbble.com/users/5246919/screenshots/11915912/media/f7b14b34de780768f18b37cce2431b0b.gif

Welcome to the Fiddlerman Forum! 

How long have you been playing?  

 

I've only been playing 3 years and started playing 5-string Viola last February. 

Took my shoulder rest off about a month ago - so I'm free, too! 😊

I didn't know it was such a big deal until some discussion here:

Take a Plunge Into the Baroque World - Where Chinrests & Shoulder Rests DON'T EXIST! Thread

It's great to have you join us! 

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RandomFiddler

Welcome to the forum.

 

Mark

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ELCBK said

@RandomFiddler -

https://cdn.dribbble.com/users/5246919/screenshots/11915912/media/f7b14b34de780768f18b37cce2431b0b.gif

Welcome to the Fiddlerman Forum! 

How long have you been playing?  

 

I've only been playing 3 years and started playing 5-string Viola last February. 

Took my shoulder rest off about a month ago - so I'm free, too! 😊

I didn't know it was such a big deal until some discussion here:

Take a Plunge Into the Baroque World - Where Chinrests & Shoulder Rests DON'T EXIST! Thread

It's great to have you join us! 

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/d8/5f/e1/d85fe146b2c4ae87264f7dd3813582ee.jpg

- Emily

  

 

  My relationship with my violin has been of the on-again, off-again variety. I think the FIRST time we got together might have been 5-6 years ago.

 

Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone :)

I almost feel like I'm actually important. XD

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Welcome to the forum, missed this post I am a bit late.

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Welcome to the forum @RandomFiddler 

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RandomFiddler said
I'll have you know that I do not, cannot, and will not use the device you call a shoulder rest. It would interrupt the communion between the fiddle and my body, which is simply unacceptable.

I don't judge those of you who do use shoulder rests, though. 

I hope that someday resters and non-resters will be able to live in peace and harmony.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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Welcome @RandomFiddler 

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